#144 Kasey Holt

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I met Kasey while she was playing violin at an ayahuasca ceremony. We ended up talking about cults so I decided to further the conversation on a podcast. Our conversation swims around cults, music, creativity, and ayahuasca.

Recorded Friday, Feb 8, 2019 in Redondo Beach, CA

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Kasey’s Instagram: @kaseycarolyn
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Kasey’s site: kaseyholt.com

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#66 Petite Meller

Imaginary Friends

Petite Meller is an amazing musician who is bringing her imagination to life in the form of her own little empire. We both found ourselves back in NYC for fashion week and decided to catch up at her midtown hotel to discuss consciousness, philosophy, spirituality, dreams, art, imagination and so much more. NOTE: A small sample of Petite's songs are used as reference including Backpack, Baby Love, and NYC Time. Support the art and buy your copy of her music today. 

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#60 Aimee Debeer

Aliens, Murder, and The Clorox

Aimee skillfully balances the dark and the light together. Contrary to the heavier undertones in her music, she carries a free spirit and vivacious personality. One of my most favorite musicians I’ve ever worked with or met, today Aimee joins the show to play. Today we chat about:

  • Aliens

  • Our anti-social thoughts and capabilities

  • Source for inspiration

  • The creative process

  • Working beyond the genre

  • Experimenting with relationships

  • The NY Experience

  • Change the question for the Muse

  • The constitution of ants

  • The clorox cometh

  • Donald Trump on shrooms

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#54 Dan the Automator

I first met Dan Nakamura, AKA Dan the Automator, when I shot his album and press kit for his band, Got a Girl," with our mutual friend Mary. Dan has been a hip hop producer who's work has been heard for the past 30 years in a variety of genre's of music. Though his work he has collaborated with the greatest musicians and gathered insight and wisdom about creativity, art and music. Today I sit down with him in the East Village to talk about art. 

Some topics we go over:

  • Adding distraction to remove the pressure

  • Validation through Commercializations contrasted to Validation through art

  • Make the art you want to make

  • Likeminded people find eachother to make awe

  • Doing what makes you happy without compromise

  • Creating your own world with a do or die attitude

  • Working with odd, different people, who drum to their own beat that are in the world in spite of the world

  • Using your humor for difficult subjects

  • The joy of the ups and downs

  • The future of music

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